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A 47-year-old female asked:

Sleeping only 1-3 hours at a time, i don't have trouble falling asleep, but can't seem to stay asleep thru the night. tried melatonin 1.5 didn't work.

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
A Verified Doctoranswered
undefined 40 years experience
Time for sleep doc: Please see a sleep specialist. Your insomnia is significant and with over 80 sleep disorders it will take a considerable history and some testing to sort it out. Sleep is extremely important and the lack of it can be both psychologically and physically damaging. Good luck to you!
Dr. A V
Dr. A Vanswered
Neurology 18 years experience
Sleep: Best to see a sleep specialist. A sleep study may be needed to figure out what's happening, eg, sleep apnea, plms, parasomnias, etc. Proper sleep habits/hygiene are essential.

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